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Valley High Golf Club Featured Hot
9203 Mound Prairie Drive, Houston, MN 55943-9802
 
Phone Number: (507) 894-4444
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Price Range: $30 - $34
Weekend Rate (w/cart): $33
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Valley High Golf Club

Valley High Golf Club
Valley High Golf Club
Valley High Golf Club
Valley High Golf Club
Valley High Golf Club
Valley High Golf Club
8.47 CONDITIONS out of 10
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Above & Beyond
9.14 HOSPITALITY out of 10
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7.69 PLAYABILITY out of 10
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7.41 FACILITIES out of 10
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7.78 VALUE out of 10
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FORWARD SCORENAout of 100
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TOTAL SCORE out of 1000

Houston, Texas may have a problem, but not Houston, Minnesota. If it does, it's not golf related. Home to family owned and operated Valley High, Houston sits as pretty as the course itself. Which is pretty pretty.

Nestled into the bluffs and coulees (yes, that's a real word) near the Mississippi this track is tattooed with pride of ownership. They have work to do (they know it) but they have the plans and are actually implementing them. Ask for the owner (he's always there) and he'll reveal the many upgrades coming in 2010-11. And when you're done golfing, give him your ideas for what else he could do. He'll listen… He values the experience of “his” golfers.

Play this course before the leaves fall, or you'll lose balls in the middle of the fairway. Effective leaf-blowers here (and cart paths) would be valuable additions. That should tell you there are lots of trees. They add to the beauty of the course, but also to the difficulty. Take advantage of Hole #1 if you can, the next eleven are quite challenging. If you were ever going to warm up on a driving range, this is the place to do it (an alternative warm up would be the most beautiful 9-hole course in Minnesota, Pine Creek, in nearby La Crescent). Either way…warm up first!

This course is tough, we won't sugarcoat that. The greens pose few problems themselves… but getting on them can be a royal pain. There are half a dozen decent birdie opportunities if you're a long straight hitter or Tiger. Otherwise, buckle up. It's a bumpy ride until 12, where you can catch your breath on the anomaly of a “short and simple” Par 3. If you remove the driver from your bag on 15 it should only be to smack yourself with it. Put it back. 15 is a “hate-able” hole, and #16 is a crazy “signature hole” desperately in need of the removal of one tree on the left. (The one in the middle of the green is fine, yes, middle of the green). There's a test in every iron or driver shot at this course. Every. Single. One. If you're up for the challenge, Valley High awaits.

 

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Reviewed by MobileGolfer | August 13, 2010

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Tough design but very fun course. Service is always great out here. Great course for tournaments. Great cinnamon rolls when they're fresh.

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